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Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Milwaukee Rep’s tribute to a great singer

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater opens its cabaret season with a crisp, classy tribute to a great American singer, the still-performing Tony Bennett. What the production lacks in the actual presence of Bennett it more than makes
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
 Tony Bennett is still very much alive. The legendary singer has performed for well over half a century and still tours regularly. The winner of 17 Grammys and two Emmys has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. There’s little doubt that he’s continuing to perform because he loves to perform
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Skylight’s superb ‘Porgy & Bess’

 Anyone who cares about theater or opera needs to see the Skylight production of The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess (through June 9). I was skeptical beforehand, since this grand scale opera with a large orchestra, cast and chorus
12.31.2011 | | Posted at 11:51 PM

Casual precision with the Skylight’s BEYOND THE INGENUE

By Russ Bickerstaff
    One of the things I absolutely love about the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre is its ability to house shows that are extremely polished and precise whil still managing to hang onto the illusion of being absolutely casual and relaxed. The space served this kind of atmosphere perfectly when Renaissance Theater welcomed James DeVita’s adaptation of In Acting Shakespeare. DeVita’...
01.29.2011 | | Posted at 02:49 PM

Opening Night With The Skylight Opera Theatre’s JACQUES BREL

By Russ Bickerstaff
During intermission a woman wearing a Skylight Opera staff pin passed by. I overheard her saying something about the number of reviewers in attendance . . . excitedly adding that the audience was “on.” It was opening night for the Skylight Opera Theatre’s production of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris. The audience was electric—immensely responsive to a show—not only a...

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